Temperatures will increase on the back side of high pressure over the next few days.
High pressure is centered over New England this morning. Southerly winds in the clockwise flow of air around the high will give temperatures a boost over the coming day.
In addition to warmer temperatures, the weather will remain quiet and dry until a cold front crosses the region Friday night. The one exception to this will be Wednesday afternoon, when one or two stray showers have a low chance of popping up. Otherwise, skies will be sunny with just some scattered fair weather clouds.
Temperatures over the next couple of days will be warmest across the northwestern Finger Lakes, such as in and around the Rochester area. Areas further southeast will take longer to warm up and should lag behind the warmer areas.
For Wednesday, highs will range from the upper 80s near Rochester to the upper 70s across the Southern Tier and eastern Finger Lakes. Everyone should be into the 80s on Thursday, with some 90s showing up along the I-90 Corridor. The 90s will spread on Friday, with many areas across the northwestern 2/3rds of the Finger Lakes reaching that high.
The next substantial chance for rain will come as a cold front pushes through Friday night. Rain and thunderstorms will be possible after midnight and possibly lingering into the very early morning hours on Saturday. Generally speaking, this will probably not be a significant rain event.
The weekend, and a good part of next week look dry, with temperatures trending upwards next week after a comfortable weekend.
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